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. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare. without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. subway and train service is starting up today on a limited basis and governor andrew cuomo has suspended fees through friday. >> i am de
: president obama will tour the devastation in new jersey today. >> the most important message i have for them is that america is with you. >> reporter: it could take days or weeks to restore power to the 8 million people who lost electricity. >> how are you going to stop water? >> reporter: in new york, some subway lines and tunnels are still flooded. officials say it could be days before the trains are running again. signs of life are returning not too far from me, the new york stock exchange will be back up and running. traders say it's important to show the world that new york is open for business. >> we have a plan for recovery and that recovery is already beginning. >> reporter: flight operations will resume at jfk and newark airports today. but laguardia was badly damaged and will remain closed. for some, the recovery will take months, possibly even years. a fire destroyed more than 80 homes in this queens neighborhood. >> everything was on fire, flames 50 feet up in the air. the whole family lost everything. >> reporter: but almost unanimously the people in breezy point say they will r
of flights scheduled for today. >> i'm trying to get to greensboro, north carolina. >> president obama toured fema headquarters and says the federal government is standing by to provide any assistance it can. >> reporter: i hope you can get a sense here of just how huge these waves have become. they have broached the board walk. the water is under the hotels and restaurants. it's quite an indication of how much this water is going to be piling up later. >> no kidding. and we know a lot of power outages are expected. anything in that area so far? >> reporter: no. all the power is still on for now. but there is a lot of anticipation, there are going to be rolling blackouts. and utility crews are out here trimming trees trying to keep the power lines clear. when this water really starts moving inland, if there's wind, could topple the trees and bringing down the power lines. >> okay. stay safe out there. susan live in delaware. thank you. >> hurricane sandy is affecting air travel worldwide even at sfo. all flights have been canceled for the next 48 hours. elissa over at sfo speaking with some o
. >>> president barack obama has declared a major disaster area on the east coast now connected to the deaths of 17 people in the united states. 7.4million homes and businesses all without power. that's across 16 states. including washington, d.c. we are hearing figures of between $10 and $20 billion in damage and 15,000 flights across the country have been canceled. ines ferre has the latest in new york city. >> reporter: thousands of new yorkers today are without power and the southern part of manhattan is virtually shut down. >>> reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding hundreds of miles of coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the years i have lived here. >> reporter: floodwater and high winds have knocked out power to millions of people. >> we are seeing a large number of fires caused by downed wires and electrical problems relating to outages. >> reporter: more than 200 firefighters are still battling a blaze in an evacuation in queens. more than 50 homes have already been destroyed. the cause of the fire is stil
-starting their final push before tuesday's big election. president obama and mitt romney will be in the battleground state of ohio. political analysts say this could be the state to decide the electoral vote. again, this report is the last one to come out before election day. one that each candidate will definitely use for their advantage. while experts don't believe it will have a big impact on swing voters, we don't know if it will affect the stock market. >> thank you. >>> the death toll keeps getting higher in the 10 states devastated by superstorm sandy. at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck sunday. on new york's staten island, searchers found the bodies of two young children who were swept from their mother's arms. also, in new york, a man was arrested for pulling a gun when he tried to cut into a gas line. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from the jersey shore with the problems people there are facing. >> reporter: that gun pulling stunt puts you on edge em if you are in a gas line like many of us are. you know, every day the public officials hold news conferences
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